August 11, 2011

Plastic Challenge: Danielle, Week 34


Location:, North Carolina, United States

Name: Danielle

Week: 34

Personal Info:

See my week 1 post :)

Danielle’s personal blog:

Total items: 23

Total weight:

Items: Recyclable
1 Grape bag (#4) — Will recycle…err.. downcycle at the grocery store plastic bag recycling.

Items: Nonrecyclable
5 caps (from milks, red wine vinegar, brown rice vinegar)
2 milk containers
1 pretzel bag
4 produce ties/tag
1 plastic pull (from milk)
2 plastic outer seals (from vinegars)
3 inner seals
1 gardein package
3 dogs heartworm medication

What items can I easily replace with plastic free or less plastic alternatives?
Working on buying milk in glass again.

Buying what produce I can from the farmers market and roadside stands, but still left with ties from lettuce.

What items would I be willing to give up if a plastic free alternative doesn’t exist?

What items are essential and seem to have no plastic-free alternative?
Vinegars. I can’t find them without a plastic cap or seal.

Some produce.

What lifestyle change(s) might be necessary to reduce my plastic consumption?

What one plastic item am I willing to give up or replace this week?
Going to do a plastic-free food week. So for the most part, I will be giving up everything that comes in plastic. (except essential items)

What other conclusions, if any, can I draw?

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